Bethany had noticed that her husband’s condition was declining. Samuel was much more confused than he’d been before, and his word-finding abilities were getting worse.
“You’d better let me in her room,” Bill said sternly to the nurse outside the door. “That’s my wife in there.” The nurse was giving Bill
Usually, when a visitor to our community tries to “correct” one of my residents, I jump in and try to save the conversation. For example,
“Henry! Get your keys, we gotta go!” “I can’t find my keys, Irene! Where did you put them!” “I didn’t put your keys anywhere! Where
“Mike’s Auto Shop. Krispy Kreme Donuts, hot donuts. Sears,” she said. Vera* was reading every single sign we passed on the road. Vera’s dementia has
I recently had a resident’s husband come up to me and ask about moving his wife to another room. “I think Bethany* should be in
Many of our residents receive visitors on a regular basis. It’s nice to see them interact with daughters, sons, grandchildren, and even spouses. The trouble